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Saturday, 26 November 2016

Blogging Saturdays #1

Listless

listless
ˈlɪs(t)ləs/
adjective
  1. (of a person or their manner) lacking energy or enthusiasm.
    "bouts of listless depression"
    synonyms:lethargic, enervated, lackadaisicalspiritlessunenergeticlifeless, vigourless, lacking energy, limpeffete

I just googled this word and it should describe me if I am in the flesh.
Am I in the flesh? No. I usually feel like this after I have won a major battle and I have won one even my flesh doesn't feel like it. My spirit is alive to the truth.


Meditation Scripture: 

37On the last and greatest day of the feast, Jesus stood up and called out in a loud voice, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. 38To the one who believes in Me, it is just as the Scripturehas said: ‘Streams of living water’” will flow from within him. 39He was speaking about the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were later to receive. For the Spirit had not yet been given, because Jesus had not yet been glorified.…

Water: The Holy Ghost

There are some things that are absolutes to me.

I love God. I love my job, I love my family.
I know about God's endtime agenda. Because I am conscious I am dangerous to the kingdom of darkness and satan is my enemy. 

I have a conquering spirit. I conquer because Jesus conquered. 

The enemy uses petty people and to win I must walk in the Spirit (that thing that the church needs to learn that I learned 16 years ago). When I walk in the Spirit I am above all that are in the flesh including the devil. When I view this world from the earth, do you know that it is pointless, the vanity in all that we consider important.

But I don't view the world from the earth, afterall I am not from here, I am located in heaven, seated with Christ Jesus in the heavenlies at the right hand of God.

I always find meaning in the word of God, that quick, sharper than a two edged sword word that divides between soul and spirit. 

Ponderings

No one ever tells you that fame is a trap. The only time it isn't a trap is when it is God given (his legendary promise to make Abraham famous, I don't think I am famous yet, God is still starting with me) and even then you get haters (people whom devil has given assignment, they are too busy about your life, they have no time to live their own) simply by having some claim to fame. I believe that fame doesn't matter if you don't use it as an opportunity to serve others and speak for those who can't speak for themselves. True service is one in which you are not serving self. Only you know when you are serving God and serving self.

I am grateful for 30 minutes where I don't have to think about the ones who hate for no reason. 

I have been asking God and the answer I got is that hate goes along with favour. There are just too many people that will always be pissed that you get things so easy. It's not fair, its favour. 

Hate is damaging not just to the one hating but to the ones who get affected by the hate

I have had so much opportunity to turn to hate in the last 15 years, so much, but even under pressure my heart knows it must choose love. I love still. I don't even need any encouraging quotes to choose love. Just the thought of having to pretend all day everyday is scary enough for me to choose. What kind of life is that having to pretend everyday that you love someone you don't and then pretending to God and grieving the Holy Ghost? No, not for me. I would rather hurt, forgive and keep loving.

No revenge for me. Revenge isn't sweet. It's manifesting the traits of the enemy. I am not his seed so I can't hate. I am the seed of God. 

My love may be criticized but I must still gently remind that the One who has the right to criticize my love is the one who got it right, Jesus. Yet He doesn't. Instead He supports me. Leads me, builds me, directs my life and always instructs me. 

I am like a grizzly bear right now so I am not talking much, don't need to erupt at people that are not in my close circle.

My heart bleeds for the body of Christ. They learn the secrets of the kingdom and can't use it for good. I begin to understand why Jesus prayed that they may be one and you and I are (Jesus was praying for unity as the Father and Him were). Man (and woman) are the most contentious beings on earth, and even though they don't have claws, they find any and every reason to make war with each other. Even though the Spirit should rule, the flesh takes the win almost every time.

Today I am learning old lessons, it has been 16 years since I received Christ and I find that the oldest lessons I got in the first year still serve me better than religion (the obedience of endless rules and regulations that don't give life but make people predisposed to bondage), I return to the first lessons again. The worst bondage will be to be in a circle that believe in the existence of a static God who does nothing, is blind and knows not how to judge justly. It is primitive.

It is primitive abi and yet I am not modern.

The heading on my bible is "Keep your freedom". It is apt. I need my liberty more than anything else, I refuse to be in bondage in any area of my life. It is for freedom that Christ made me free...

Gal 5:1
We have freedom now because Christ made us free. So stand strong. Do not change and go back into the slavery of the law.

So the Spirit does set free. From what, you may wonder. The law was a slave master. It kept the people reined in and yet never perfected them. It couldn't. It was made to show man his frailty and how without depending on God man could not win over sin. 

Gal 5:4
"If you try to be made right with God through the law, your life with Christ is over - you have left God's grace". 

God's grace set man free to be in God's presence again. God's grace gave man redemption and recompense and restoration in Christ Jesus. To leave grace is to depend on your works which even if you are perfectly good 24/7/365 days cannot produce justification before God. 

You might not understand the importance of not being in slavery...

Galatians 4:28-30, 31
"My brothers and sisters, you are God's children because of His promise as Isaac was then. The son who was born in the normal way treated the other son badly. It is the same today. But what does the scripture say? 'Throw out the slave woman with her son. The son of the slave woman should not inherit anything. The son of the free woman should receive it all''.

Those in slavery to the law have no inheritance in Christ Jesus even if they keep the law 100% perfectly. If you read my earlier post you can understand that the children of Israel operated under the blessing because of the promise that God made to Abraham. Abraham receive the promise not by obeying the law (Abraham lived before the dispensation of the law. The law came with Moses) but by believing the promise of God.

Those who believe like Abraham are heirs according to the promise. 

The access Christians have to Abraham is Christ (not obedience of a set of rules and regulations). Scriptures say, if ye be Christ, then are ye Abraham's seed and heirs according to the promise. This is the right to the privileges of redemption. Redemptive rights are yours by virtue of belonging to the Christ. You can obey rules for 24 years but if you don't believe that God wants to do you good all of the time the enemy will strip you of confidence when you need it most.

"So, my brothers and sisters, we are not children of the slave woman, but of the free woman"

Paul was speaking to Galatians who had been born again yesterday, 5 months ago, 5 years ago, the factor was not time but the knowledge that they are accepted in Christ Jesus. Not that they are accepted by Christians but that they are accepted by Christ in the beloved.

Galatians 5:16
"So I tell you: Live following the Spirit. Then you will not do what your sinful selves want. Our sinful selves want what is against the Spirit, and the Spirit wants what is against our sinful selves. The two are against each other, so you cannot do what you please. But if the Spirit is leading you, you are not under the law"

Not many people preach about live following the Spirit. The bible is clear on this. It says live in obedience to the Holy Ghost. Then you will not do what your sinful selves want.

This means that you will have the power to do the right thing at all times if you are following the direction of the Holy Ghost who knows all things. It says that the flesh and the spirit are against each other. So you cannot do what you please. 

He says that if the Spirit is leading you, you are not under the law.
What does being under the law mean?
Please understand that there is nothing wrong with the law. It is just that the law could not please God. So I am not bad mouthing the law and saying that sin is acceptable to God.

To live under the law is to live under the curse. There were 600-something of these curses so breaking one of them meant operating under a curse (read Deuteronomy 28, it is one scary chapter to know that this is the list of rules and regulations given to the Jews and they failed over and over again so of course it could not perfect them). To be living under grace is to operate under the blessing.

Go and read Genesis to understand how Abraham lived with God under grace without obeying the rules and regulations but living acknowledging the covenant he had with the God who called him out of Haran to a strange land that He would show him.

Grace: being empowered to prosper
Curse: being empowered to fail

Galatians 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

Gal 3:13
Christ hath (a done deal) redeemed us from the curse, being made a curse for us (substitution) because it is written (in the Jewish law) cursed is every man that hangeth on a tree, that the blessing of Abraham might rest upon us through faith.

The blessing can only be transferred to gentiles by faith (by believing because our bloodline is not the bloodline of the Jews but by believing in Jesus we inherit his bloodline and his promise).

My bible puts it this way, Galatians 3: 14b ...Jesus died so that by our believing we could receive the Spirit that God promised. This speaks of the Holy Ghost or the Holy Spirit.

Get this, obeying the rules and regulations of the Jewish law is not faith.

Yet the bible says that the just shall live by faith.

By believing what?
By believing Jesus Christ.

So what do we do? Walk in the Spirit.

We are not called to obey the commandments. We are called to walk in love.


The bible teaches that if we love our neighbor, we will not murder him, steal from him, lie about him, bear false witness etc...

The law of love covers the old testament over and above in fact it is impossible to do it without depending on the Holy Spirit for help but this is the gospel of the kingdom.




Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Simple lessons that loads of people ignore... LONG POST

I believe God. I believe in the sovereignity of God. I didn't always believe that God would do me good. Having God's presence with me and being filled with the Holy Ghost was enough for me. It used to be enough. God thinks more. He thought more of me and came through for me.

So today I want to teach on believing God enough to minister.



I used to pray, Lord if you help me, I will preach. If you do this and that I will tell about your love, about salvation, about the Holy Ghost. Now at the crux of it, I hear so many voices dissuading, no, don't preach, are you ordained? are you appointed? what right do you have to preach that?

I want to listen but I can't.
The Holy Ghost won't let me.

Friday, 23 September 2016

Nature of man vs Nature of God, where do you draw the line?

How are you people?
I have missed blogging o. I have been living life
You know the adult life that involves paying bills. Working and paying bills.
Yes, that is what I have been doing and I believe that I am doing good.

I am working at what I love.
I am not under pressure to do work that is not honest
I am thankful that I am able to do work that is interesting and fulfilling
Even though apparently I have a lot of things to learn
Yes, very apparently.

So...
How have you been? Really! What has been happening?
I have had my crazy moments this year
Last year's crazy moments was me campaigning against Buhari
Because I know his promises were farfetched
The only one who can make those farfetched promises that I can believe is God
When any other person makes those far-fetched promises, I don't even listen.

This year's crazy moments has been me trying to meet all my targets.
They are huge targets but I see them coming together by God's grace
All things are working together

God has been faithful
I have been seeing His goodness, faithfulness, glory, honour, power,
and strength and blessings.
I have seen His defence, He has been a protector this past year
He has been a Father
I am truly thankful

He has been a provider and an on-time God
He has brought down lies and liars
He has conquered the enemy/enemies
He broke the siege in March and April
The Holy Spirit has been such a wonderful counsellor
The church needs your prayers, people
Don't be discouraged
Just lift up your eyes and call out to the LORD

I can only say thank you
The idols in many states in Nigeria has been brought down
What should be conquered now are the thought and imaginations
The bible says, "cast down imaginations"
Our job is to cast down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of Christ.
Anything that tries to rise above the truth of Christ is an enemy...

Just thankful to God for victory and faith and love and holy patience
Grateful for His faithfulness and mercy.
Cheers



Holla any time
I might not be a pastor but I am very good at trading in home with a backing in the word of God
I trade in hope that does not make ashamed
I follow God's word, not like the Pharisees but like Jesus

If I can help you in any way, I will. I will mostly be teaching you the things that I have learned. I am humble enough to let you know I am not perfect. I will mostly be teaching you or introducing you to Christ. I am still the church, just not within walls.

Hmmm, my picture taking days


Shalom!




Friday, 13 May 2016

On Ministry, life and what God wants



I have made up my mind to do ministry. Since the Holy Ghost won't let up and my heart always goes out to certain types of people to help them, perhaps influence them towards Christ. 

I have an idea of the kinds of people I would like to reach out to.

I think in pictures so instead of leaving an image of a serpent in your mind, I chose to leave an image of a dove in your mind, if you would honour the Holy Ghost, He will show up and help you. Tips about the Holy Ghost, He gets grieved when you don't obey and He is that great friend that you have been looking for all your life. He is the performer of the signs and wonders, the people you see are those who have yielded their bodies to be used by Christ as a vehicle on the earth. Congrats as you begin what is a wonderful journey of walking with God.


I have been blessed with the very first right pastor that helped form my basic ideas about people, God, God's nature, character and ability, the Holy Ghost, the sovereignty of God. my identity in Christ. I have also been blessed to have grounded leaders who have trained me and shaped me in different areas. One of the things I noticed in them was a fear of God and a respect for the things of God. Whatever I noticed I respected and cultivated also. So I understand the importance of having leaders

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Why dreams and visions are important?


So many people keep getting saved.
#Pray
KeepPraying

I learned the meaning of apostate today.

An apostate means a person who renounces a religious or political belief or principle

Abandoning a religious or political belief or principle.

My prayer is that for as many as have embraced varying beliefs or principles contrary to the principles of God's kingdom or have exalted any knowledge above the knowledge of Christ that by grace they would drop those contrary thoughts, beliefs or principles at God's altar and instead accept the principles of God's kingdom.

That they would be truly ambassadors of the Lord Jesus Christ and His kingdom

Beautiful videos

Friday, 6 May 2016

LESSONS: I am learning from some believers on Facebook, be discerning though

For everyone who breaks a frontier in business, ministry or any organization that you want to start or run, you will face opposition.



I have handled some degree of opposition and by God's grace come through because I got training from some leaders known and unknown. By the grace of God, I have learned many things I will be sharing in my blogs. Today I will be sharing some things that will come in handy in rising to who God has called you to be.

When you come under attacks, two things you need to guard is your heart and your actions. When your heart and actions are guarded, you will have favour with God and promotion will come only because you remain faithful to God. This guy on the internet puts it clearer than me. You can't be the enemy of the whole world or you will get destroyed and no one will care but God because everyone else is trying to live their own life; only God has got your back totally.



Here are some guidelines that will help you: It is called FIVE KEYS TO HANDLING LIES AND ATTACKS.

Except you want to remain a nobody, because when you are nobody no one bothers about you, but when there is potential, opposition will arise. If you know how to handle it wisely, you will grow by the opposition but if you don't you will be destroyed and there will be no one to weep over you because the world is callous and will keep moving.

Learn, learn, learn.
This is the way to grow and become great. This is the process.

Work on your character: Your character is more important than your reputation and your character will eventually outrun your reputation. Keep your dream alive and fix your eyes on the One who will always have your back. You will get there. All the heroes of faith went through this and came out glowing. You will glow too. You will rise, you will shine.

Isaiah 60
It says arise, shine for your light is come, the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.

The bible says that the light is come. The glory of the Lord is risen upon you. Never forget this. God knew you were not perfect because He called you to be His son/daughter. If your perfection or imperfection was going to be a problem, he would not have called you.

To walk with God, you need to understand that what He says is higher than what men, women, boys and girls will say. You need to understand that God is sovereign and omnipotent, omnipresence and omniscience. He can do anything. What He does He protects and He defends. You can trust Him. 

Isaiah 60 says that there is deep darkness in the earth but the Lord will arise upon you and His glory will be seen on you. So in spite of the obstacles, know that the glory of the Lord will defend you. The Lord will show you the way by the angel that comes from His presence and that like the children of Israel, the covenant will protect you and all that is yours, your family, your jobs, your businesses, your family nuclear and extended will be covered by that covenant. 

The bible speaks about the inheritance that the saints (those in Christ) and what they should have. The words of the bible says that we have received an abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness so that we can reign in life. 

God has given us (those IN CHRIST) an open door so that we can be able rule, reign and have dominion in this life. God wants us to be in a place of perpetual provision, protection and direction. The one in Christ is never stranded because the ones for the one in Christ are always more than the ones against no matter how many the number that are against.

You must learn how to walk in the Spirit and stay aligned because the most important thing in the life of any believer is to please God and faith pleases God. Walk in the Spirit (Galatians 5) and to disarm the enemy (the enemy does not mean other human beings but the devil) walk in love.

Just crucify your flesh and walk in love towards all men especially those you perceive to be your enemies. Just love. Romans 5:5 teaches you that you have the capacity to walk in love no matter what. Enjoy the article.

Fight and win in the Spirit. Refuse to enter into the flesh. Stay in the shadow of the almighty. You will find safety there in God's presence and the best thing of all, you are going higher!

Check the article here>


Friday, 15 April 2016

Redemption and dominion over sin

If you read in Matthew 1, you see the genealogy of man and how man began and got to where we are at today.

Matt 1:1 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

This is very profound, that they would be referred to the generation of Jesus Christ and then what is also wonderful is the fact that Jesus Christ was referred to as the son of David and then as the son of Abraham. 
What is important is this verse:

Luke 3: 38 Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.


The bible says that Adam was the son of God.

Rewind to Gen 1- 3 and you will read the story of how Adam obeyed the serpent in eating the apple and lost the dominion of ma, he lost the glory.

God sent another Adam to the earth in the person of Jesus Christ. When Jesus had done nothing miraculous while he was baptized by John, God sent a sign to show that he approved of Jesus and a voice from heaven said, "this is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased".

From that moment on,  Jesus began to live in dominion over sin, sickness, poverty, and everything else that was a consequence of the curse. 

When Jesus rose again from the dead, the glory, the crown was restored back to man, and anyone else who would come under the Lordship of Jesus and back into relationship with God. 

23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Man fell short of the glory. That glory was the dominion instrument that God put on man. When you come under the Lord, sin has no dominion over you again. The glory is back and the power to live above sin, sickness, poverty and anything that represents the curse, comes and you and you are able to live above it. The glory of God, the one that was a fire for the Israelites at night and a cloud by day comes back to your life. You are no longer short of the glory. 

28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.

Sin has effects. When you come into Christ, the power to live above the effects of sin is in you.
John 1:12 says that as many as believed on His name, to them He gave the power to become the children of God, that power is still resident in you. That power is the resurrection power of Jesus Christ who is alive in you.

Romans 6: 22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
The bible says you have been made free from sin, believe it. You have become servants of God, what an honour. Believe it. You have your fruit unto holiness, act it. It is who you are. Your end will be everlasting life, hallelujah!
The wages of sin is death. For those who practice sin, you are carrying out a service, tis like a job and your employer (the devil) is packaging your salary, which is death in the various forms that it shows up. 
Sin means to fall short...
The bible says that the gift of God is eternal life. This one is not a salary. It is not something you work for. It is something you receive when you come into the family of God by making Jesus Lord.
When you have not made Jesus Lord, spiritually you are in the family of the devil, whether you believe it or not. It does not need your belief to be in effect.
When you make Jesus Lord, you come into the family of God, God becomes your father and now you have access to the inheritance. The Holy Ghost told me years ago that it was the heritage of the sons. You learn how to access your inheritance as you grow up spiritually. That is one good reason to grow spiritually.
When you give your life to Christ as I believe you will, ask someone who is a Christian to get you filled with the Holy Ghost. Or ask a pastor in a BIBLE-believing church to pray with you to receive the Holy Ghost. He comes to you so that you will not feel and act like an orphan when Daddy-God is your father and Christians are your brothers and sisters. 
One of the important things you must learn is to start living Romans 12:2 by not being conformed to the world but to be transformed by the renewal of your mind. 
This requires saying no to anything that wants you to conform to this world and yes to God.
Your choices determine the type of Christian life that you live.
If you are ready to start, say this prayer:

Lord Jesus I thank You for the proof of your love for me, I thank you for Jesus death on the cross and how that the Holy Ghost raised him from the death and that I make Him Lord of my life, I proclaim Him as Lord and now I am born again. I am a new creation in Christ Jesus and I am seated in heavenly places far above principalities and power, I am superior to the devil and I am now a member of the family of God. Halleluyah, Amen.
To receive the Holy Ghost, Just say:
Holy Spirit, thank you for conviction, thank you for I am not an orphan, Jesus has sent You to me as comforter, helper, standby, legal advocate, wonderful counselor in Jesus name, I receive your help in Jesus name, amen. Thank you because you lead me and guide and protect me in this last days to fulfil your will and purpose in Jesus name, amen



Thursday, 7 April 2016

Thursday Video: My heart burns for "you"

Have you known the love of God?
Have you received the love of God?
Have you accepted that God loves you forever?

It does something not just for you but IN YOU.



I am sharing this video by Jesus Culture called Obsession
There is no better obsession to have than the Lord Jesus

Now when you know how much He loves you
There is no setback you cannot rise up from because Jesus has always got Your back
and He always always means what He says
He doesn't waste words

I witness Christ

No one ever recovered from Jesus' love
When you know His love it's like you are standing on a rock that you can't be moved from.
If you don't know Jesus
If you have not experience the love of the Father
Seek Him
You are made forever when you find yourself in Christ

I will pray for you that you will find Him.


Enjoy your Thursday.

Friday, 1 April 2016

Understanding the way...

I think it was in 2010 that I first learned how to exercise patience and understanding instead of letting the steam out of my ears.

I have lost my cool about three times in the last two weeks so I guess keeping my cool is not as important as then. Then the Holy Ghost would keep me silent, it was difficult then to think that I could stay as silent as I did.

Sunday, 20 March 2016

My 201st post: Happy Sunday y'll, guess what happened to me today?

Happy Sunday y'll.

It was my 200th post the last post I did and I didn't even notice. 

Halleluyah. I have written 200 posts so far. It is a week to my yearly retreat and I have so many expectations but more than those expectations is the trust that I have in God that He will hold on to me and never let go.

I have a special information. There is a new online pleasure that has all your guilty pleasures and some necessities too. It is called http://www.diapersnmum.com


You can buy good quality products shipped all the way from Canada at great prices. I will talk about it some more after you watch this wonderful video.




I watched this video in 2008 and it changed my life. I literally felt the presence of the Holy Ghost come into my office to be with me.

Awesome video.

Two of my sisters are moms and because I have sometimes done aunty duties, I know how diapers can be expensive. So when I saw this deal I thought that I would share. You can get N3000 off your Huggies diapers. I have witnessed firsthand how comfy the diapers are. 






Buy your Huggies diapers at http://www.diapersnmum.com and there's also all the exotic makeup, women's essentials etc. It is a place I would love to invade and just do a shopping frenzy, it's an online store so you can go crazy shopping online and have your goodies delivered to your door.

Have an awesome Monday. It's another time to turn your life around and make it count!

Did you guess what happened to me?

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Brave is who you are!


You make me brave - Amanda Cooke and Bethel Music

Awesome music

Only be thou strong and be thou courageous.

God does not say, be courageous because your situation or circumstances are the type that allow you to be brave. He asks you to be brave because you are made in his image.

The presence of God, the confidence that He is with you, that God remains with you is the reason for bravery and courage.

Have faith in God.

It is always a choice. If you refuse to have faith in God, you will put it in something.

Ensure that you daily, consciously choose to trust God.

Enjoy your Thursday.

I will share, I love your presence with you next week.

I love Christian love songs. Songs that tell of the love of God. Jut enjoy your Thursday and all the days till next Thursday.

Have a great week and see you next Thursday.

Please listen to the song and let it sink into your spirit. God loves you.

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Thursday videos: and the lessons attached




Listen to the video first.

Fears

When we are in the world, we learn fear as part of our growth processes, some textbooks even teach that fear helps protect us from danger. The bible doesn't teach us so but the world system does. 

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

How to be a good worker? 1

1. Understand that God anoints you for trouble. 

Who wants to be anointed for trouble? I just want to live a peaceful life jare!

This is what I used to say years ago when I gave my life to Christ. When I faced obstacles, my first response was to fight physically and I hated authority so much because I thought that authority was created to hurt me or hinder me or stop me.

Authority is instituted by God and it is for your good.

For this to benefit you, you must believe that the word of God is the final authority. Believe it.
It is true. 

Be sure you are a Christian.  
Christianity is making Jesus Lord. Then it is living with Jesus as Lord every day. Then it is living surrendered daily. Then it is called living surrendered to God's will, thought and plan (in the specifics) for your life. 

The only way to get the specifics is to spend time daily with God and to spend time learning to acknowledge that the Spirit of God has been put on the earth to help you.


Put on the armor of God before going to work. 
You might not understand why you must go to work armed. Work is an arena in which you can live with Jesus as your Lord or you can conform to the world's work response. There's the place of not taking bribes, there's the place of working as unto the Lord. Doing your very best because God is your boss. If you are able to do this, you will live the Christ life and show people the Lord through the way you live.
You will either do this or you will be two people, a good Christian in your church or just like the rest of the world in your office. God wants the former. Do you want to please Him?


Ensure you are prepared and empowered for each day.
I don't know if I am empowered everyday but I get up daily as much as I can desiring to please God. If making profit through the wrong means stands in the way of me pleasing God, I pray I will choose God instead of making money the wrong way.

I stand up preparing to do my work in a way that would glorify Him by the grace of God and to stand up and not hide Him or my knowing Him by my words, thoughts and actions.






Tuesday, 19 January 2016

On different genres of Christian music and on archaic 'animalistic' thinking in Nigeria

Human
truly human
'Your expression, an image of who You are'.
That is who You say that I am, Lord.

On favourite New Music

We love TY Bello in my house, she's vivid! 
Her music has a life of its own.

I have new music, yay! I am loving Matthew West, Bethel Music, Hillsong and Krystal Meyers, they have really amazing music. Love it.

On Nigeria,

I discovered this poet today. I can't remember his name so I will just pop over to my facebook page to see his name. His name is Chijioke Amu-Nnadi.

He has some drama going on all over blogosphere, twitter, facebook et al.

These three ladies: Mary Adebayo, Cece Irene and Hymar David have some accusations that they have laid on him. From the description, it is obvious that he will soon come up with smart ways to discredit the three of them.

Good news, it is easy to discredit one person but not three people. That's that. The sad thing is, I won't be reading any of his poetry.

Fancy pictures I like today.

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I love this pic. Models in stripes, clothes looking good. I like it.


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Hope you had a terrific Christmas and New Year.
I had an a-okay one.

Prayer: That I may apprehend that for which I was apprehended...in Jesus name, amen

Monday, 27 July 2015

Pondering these things...

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These people are in the winter time, I think, walking on mountainous terrain. As far as I am concerned, they are on a journey to what they believe will be a better life. They are migrants, I hope they find what they are looking for if it is good.

Christianity can sometimes be a journey and a destination in God. The day you surrender your life, you are located in God's kingdom. From that moment on, you are on a journey to discover that new man in Christ that you are.

I hit something or something hit me.

Hmmm
This world sha. It didn't surprise me anyway because I didn't expect any less. Well with all that has gone on, I still turn to the anchor for my soul as I have always.
There are always different kinds of winds, the wind that brings good things from God comes to supernaturally increase you. 

When the enemy sees the good coming, he could also send winds that sink ships. What keeps one afloat till God's goodness arrives? His word.

Instead of using a new one, I will use an old one that has worked previously.

I feel so much opposition. When I feel opposition I fight. I just never fight physically. I fight on my knees figuratively. Knowing that my weapons are not carnal, obviously they are spiritual. God says through the 1st century Christians that they are mighty in God (God is in the mix) to the pulling down of strongholds, casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.

This word is for me and it is easy for me to accomplish because I'm the offspring of God. I'm just like Him. What He can do I can do. Anything He writes in the bible I can do. I can relate with God because I feel no inferiority, fear or condemnation because He has made me righteous. Loads of time I mutter "righteous by faith" several times so I don't forget and think I earn God's love by performance. God simply loves me. Glad about that.

God has given me His word/promise to help me live his divine nature. Today I'm reminding myself of the things that Peter says are needed or should be added.
The word of God in practice, hmmm. After practicing God's word in the field I need reminders so I don't just copy other Christian under assumptions.

Here's what Peter says I need to add to my operating in divine nature so that I am fruitful.
"And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue"
I should be diligent. The diligent worker will rule. I should be diligent about my spiritual life also. It shouldn't be left to chance. I should also add virtue to my faith.

Thank God I have faith (Rom 12:3) since God has given everyone a measure of faith and I have mine. God is just. What is that virtue that I should have? The TLB (The Living Bible) translates the word "virtue" to goodness.
So even when I'm angry I can't do badness, I'm to intentionally add goodness. Okay, agreed. Abi I want to follow Jesus. I do. I made up my mind 15 years ago. I still choose Jesus daily instead of convenience or compromise.

"...and to virtue knowledge;..."
I am to add knowledge to goodness. Some people say knowledge puffs up and this is true. That love is better than knowledge. I agree but 1Peter 1 gives a direct instruction to add knowledge to goodness. So even when I practice goodness whether I feel like or not, I'm to add knowledge and I'm willing. I'm curious by nature. I love learning new things. I love reading. I read my bible. Love it. I read Christian literature from specific authors. Love reading Kenneth Hagin books. I had a pastor friend one time, our friendship was sustained by me wanting to read his books. Read many Kenneth Hagin's books. His books are vivid for me.

 "..And to knowledge temperance;..."
You know when you think you have something mastered. I am still increasing in self control as I live life daily. Listening to a black female musician whose song is made of "O Lord Jesus, Stand by me". It reflects my state of mind. So self control is being tested and growing. It is important for been fruitful and not barren.

"...and to temperance patience;..."
Patience is the ability to stay in one place believing the same thing come what may. I've taken my position and I won't be shifting it. Faith needs patience, I thought I could relax but what was it my college pastor, either lie down and play dead or fight with the weapons God made you with. It is a life of faith and we spend it fighting the good fight of faith. I am in. No going back.

"...and to patience godliness;..."
Godliness. When you've been in a crowd and everyone is jostling pushing you here and there looking for space, as the world can sometimes be, you can toss godliness in the bin and just imitate the agbero's attitude. God says no. If you want to be fruitful, even if others are being ungodly and employing the devil's tactics, I don't want you to. Be godly. That's what it means to be separated unto me. You can't take the easy road. NO

"...And to godliness brotherly kindness;..."
You will think the other things will be difficult for me. I see relating with people as difficult. I wish they were all mannequins then I wouldn't feel their judgment so terribly. If they don't matter to me, their opinion doesn't matter either. Why can't I separate it? God says they matter. I still maintain my core. I can't run myself ragged. I can be kind to them. One of the first lessons the Spirit of God taught me was kindness so I will be kind. The virtuous woman, even though I don't expect to fulfil all in a day had on her lips, the law of kindness. I will do that. If it will please I choose to do this and I won't insult them in my mind either. I will do it right.

"..and to brotherly kindness charity".
After all this blockbuster amazing things, I can walk in love. It is easy o since it is in my spirit. The Holy Spirit has shed the love of God abroad in my heart. Yes He has. I can walk in love because God's love is in me enough to give out to my world.
For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. - 2 Peter 1:5-8
I am fruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ because everything that should be added I have added. Awesome.

For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil. - 1 Peter 3:12
This is my promise for the week and I am activating it by muttering it over me. Expecting God's goodness today like never before.
Thank You God for leading me and speaking to me. I'm grateful. I'm grateful for your word in John 10:4-5 that your sheep hear Your voice and follow you but we will NEVER follow a stranger but will run away because we don't know the strangers voice.

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Ponderings

Old enough in the faith to guide my faith and love by the power of the Holy Ghost.

Doing right isn't easy on the flesh
It is easy with the help of the Holy Ghost
It is do-able

I always ask myself what is the love response
What is the motivation?
Then what is the faith response?

This keeps me in track.

God works with your hopes and dreams
Sometimes He gives you His own
To even hear Him when He speaks, you should have your own.

My siblings and I always say, this world is more than meets the eye.
I believe it with my whole heart.

It has been a while since I pondered on the things in my heart
No politically correct for me
I try
But it always seems like I am living somehow less when I'm coasting on that mode.
This world is more than meets the eye
My confidence is that I trust in the One who holds me firmly
He might be invisible
But His instructions have led me thus far
And I know that as long as I follow His guide
I am not lost.

To be lost is to be without His voice, His guide and His protection
I have known the fickleness of the world, of people even of the cloth
I have known these things enough to know that all other ground is sinking sands
To know that outside His own will I am prey to the whims and caprices of man
But inside His will always, I will amaze and confound my enemies time and again.

I have known the self righteousness of my long winded prayers
And the sincerity and dependency of short prayers like: God, you are soveriegn, have Your way.
I have known the comfort of 'Be still and know that I am God
And the mockery of those who think they know better
And imagine that God leaves something as important as writing my story in the hands of mortals.

I believe in the God who works behind the scenes
I believe in the God who rules in the affairs of men
I believe in the God who makes tomorrow better than today
I believe in the God who makes better plans
I believe in the God who calls, equips, empowers and goes along with His own.

I believe in the good God
His judgment is not towards me
Isaiah doesn't tell me that
His love and mercy and grace and favour is towards me all day long
Yes I believe it
I don't know how but I do
I think that Fathers and Daughters are that way
After you have walked together for a while, God's character is so certain, His actions can be known
They are good.

I don't doubt God's love
No, His character is sure.
Just to know He loves me so makes me know how blessed I am
How can I be ashamed of His gospel
I witness Him when I want to and when I don't feel like
He's an awesome God
An awesome God He is

I pledge my allegiance again and again only to find that His covenant stands sure
Me and Him
What blasphemy I would have said years ago
But He is my Yahweh
My buffer
The strength in me
The good in me
The God in me
The joy in me
My guarantee

Why is this God so good?
How can others know Him
Speechless O!
The only One who can surprise me time and again
I am grateful for His presence
I trust in Him more than my hands that type
He's more real to me than what I see
Glad
Grateful
Filled with the fullness of God.

My sister always says God is amazing o
That He raised His deliverer amongst enemies
Moses grew up amongst enemies
This God is able to do anything.

On Christ I stand
That's the essence of this post.
I am not standing on anything material
Or anything my head can figure out
I am not standing on human resources
No crutches for me
I stand on Christ.

He still speaks and thankfully I still listen for the voice of God in the cool of the day as Adam did.

Before the fall...

Too much talk.

Tessa Doghor
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